The American Health Care Act, embraced by Speaker Paul Ryan, is in danger of losing too many Republican votes to pass during Thursday’s vote in the House. Brooks’s Freedom Caucus, a group of staunchly conservative lawmakers, is opposing the bill in its current form, and there was speculation Wednesday that the vote may be delayed. “The best argument that the proponents of the legislation have right now is that it’s not as bad as Obamacare.
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London Terror Attack: At Least 5 Killed, 40 Injured Outside Parliament
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:31:49 -0400
Billionaire raises questions about Putin critic’s mysterious fall
A U.K.-based billionaire is raising pointed questions about the most recent in a series of mysterious accidents, illnesses and muggings to befall critics of Russian President Vladimir Putin: lawyer Nikolai Gorokhov’s fall from a window of his fourth-floor apartment near Moscow earlier this week. “People don’t just go falling out of their apartments,” Bill Browder, the American-born CEO of Hermitage Capital Management, told Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga Wednesday. Browder, whose net worth is estimated at around $4 billion, is the grandson of longtime American Communist Party leader Earl Browder, and a former ally turned vocal critic of Putin.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:57:34 -0400
Trump feels “somewhat” vindicated after Nunes’ announcement
On March 22, President Trump said that he felt “somewhat” vindicated after Rep. Devin Nunes, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, stated that the communications of Trump transition officials may have been "monitored" as part of an "incidental collection."
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:21:00 -0400
Photos of the day - March 22, 2017
A peek at Boris in Washington; members of a Chinese honor guard salute caskets of Korean War dead; heavy snowfall in Northumberland, England; and people embrace during anniversary service for Brussels suicide attacks victims.
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South Korea raises sunken ferry: Yonhap
Salvage operators raised part of South Korea's sunken Sewol ferry early Thursday, Yonhap news agency reported, nearly three years after the disaster killed more than 300 people and dealt a crippling blow to now-ousted president Park Geun-Hye. "As of 3:45 am (1845 GMT Wednesday), part of the Sewol's structure, which is believed to be its stabilizer, can be seen above the water with the naked eye," an official from the Oceans and Fisheries Ministry was quoted as saying by Yonhap news agency. The vessel was lying more than 40 metres (130 feet) below the waves off southwestern South Korea and the operation, originally scheduled for last year, had been pushed back several times because of adverse weather.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:47:53 -0400
London Mayor Sadiq Khan dismisses Trump Jr.’s Twitter jab following attack
London Mayor Sadiq Khan declined to respond to an insult from U.S. President Trump’s son hours after a terrorist attack at the Houses of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster on Wednesday. “You have to be kidding me?!” Trump Jr. wrote. Trump Jr. mischaracterized Khan’s statements as if he had said that terrorism is an inevitable consequence of living in a big city and that nothing could be done.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:01:40 -0400
White House all in before crucial health care vote: 'There is no Plan B'
On what could be the eve of a crucial health care vote and with the reported numbers still seemingly unfavorable, the White House remained confident that the American Health Care Act would pass the House on Thursday. “Piece by piece, member by member, we’re getting there, and we’re getting much closer,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Wednesday of gathering the votes necessary to repeal Obamacare. The White House team did have some success on Wednesday, flipping Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Pa., to a “yes” vote after assuring him that they supported his proposed amendment, which would deny health care credits to undocumented immigrants.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:05:51 -0400
Justice Department Sees Drop In Cases Against Corrupt Officials
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